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MSNBC
Nov 18, 2012 7:30am EST
magnolia park every month. >> they use facebook and twitter to post where they're going to be. so they have our built-in audience already for them. so it's sort of a win-win. we have new customers coming to an area maybe they've never been in. >>> two years after starting ladies night, retailers in magnolia park now have a very positive outlook and very healthy sales. >> that night is an important night for us. it comes at the end of the month. it's such a nice boost. we always say if we make our rent that night, we're so pleased and we do. the success is attracting new business to the area. like shannon's wine bar. the new retail store front is opening soon. >> to come in and be able to open my business, if i didn't have the support of the community it wouldn't happen. i've been on the street and have somebody say did you know there's a wine bar coming to magnolia park, and i say, yes, i do. the day reserved to support your local small businesses. >> this sounds cheesy but i cried a little. the store was full of people. they picked us to spend their money. >> instead of once a year the fee
MSNBC
Nov 10, 2012 2:30am PST
said store windows can do much more than sell particular products. they really should be used to give the store its identity. no matter what the business. >> this is how people know what you are. what you're selling, whether they should come in or not. >> because customers play so much attention to what's in the windows, retailers have to be careful how they set up displays. for example, linda says, luxury items and affordable items must be displayed very differently. >> when you have very expensive merchandise and you cram it all together, it looks cheap. essentially price equals space. >> pick shoe stores. >> if you have a $500 pair of shoes, and you cram it next to other $500 pairs of shoes, you might as well just be a discount store. but if you give those shoes their own space, and you honor them with space, then they look like what they're worth. whereas, if you take, you know, a $30 pair of shoes and you put them with a lot of space, it's just going to confuse the customer. because they're going to come in thinking that they're really expensive. and then actually feel annoyed. a
MSNBC
Nov 24, 2012 2:30am PST
media, many more are discovering magnolia park on ladies night every month. >> they use facebook and twitter to post where they are going to be. so they have a built-in audience already for them. it is sort of, i think it is a win/win, because we've got new customers coming to an area that maybe they have never been in and they discover it and they are, oh, my gosh, this is so cute and it is really beneficial. >> two years after starting ladies night, roux he tailers in magnolia park now have a very positive outlook and very healthy sales. >> that night is an important night for us. it comes at the end of the month. it is such a nice boost and we always say, if we make our rent that night, we are so pleased. we do. >> the success of ladies night is also attracting new businesses like shannon's wine bar which has been doing free tasting. her new retail storefront is opening soon. >> to be able to come in and open my business, if i didn't have the support of the community, it wouldn't happen. i have been on the street and hear people saying did you no he there is a wine bar coming
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 7:30am EST
obama care on your hiring plans? three quarters of them said it makes us less likely to hire people. >> i was having the same conversations governor romney talks about, and it wasn't just that small businesses were seeing costs skyrocket and they couldn't get affordable coverage even if they wanted to provide it to their employees. >> the candidates differ sharply regard on obama care's effect on small business. governor romney issed ament he'll try to repeal the affordable care act and replace it with state-run programs. the president insists the 2010 health care law will increase the number is of insured helping small business owners afford coverage for employees. taxes and health care, just two of many small-business related issues the candidates have addressed. so whose policies are better fit for small business owners? john is the founder and ceo of small business majority and small business national advocacy group, and great to see both of you guys. >> great to be here, j.j., thanks. >> good to be here, j.j. >> let's get to the bottom of this. i want to take both of these issu
MSNBC
Nov 11, 2012 4:30am PST
you for taking the time to talk to us here. >> thank you. >>> for so many business owners doing what's best for the bottom line means ways to stream line their operations. that may mean buying a new piece of equipment to make production go faster it's not always the case. one tennessee company is actually turning to its customers to make their processes more efficient. >> they were there from the beginning. >> it was a fabulous experience. >> they said to me we can create something beautiful. >> they are the definition of satisfied customers. >> i had confidence that they knew exactly what to do. >> they each turned to memphis, tennessee mid-south metal fabricators for work at their homes. >> they built a covering for our porch. >> they did the front gates. they did on both balconies front and rear and my favorite the iron gates in the wine cellar. >> annette is build agnew house and wanted an original railing for a staircase. >> i came hire because i wanted options. >> while their needs were different the customer experience they got was the exact same. >> they wanted input fro
MSNBC
Nov 25, 2012 4:30am PST
can't use it. they must leave one space and go outside to get to the other two. >> just like you would if you were in one restaurant and you decided that you wanted to go to another restaurant. you would have to exit that restaurant. and it is something that people find challenging, knowing us pretty intimately. >> reporter: while fox liquor bar largely has its own staff, the employees at the restaurants are interchangeable. people move around to meet customer demand. >> there are subtle differences in the way you approach things, but at the end of the day, good service is good service. >> reporter: if you're wondering why christensen didn't go with just one large business, her answer is simple. >> i'm not personally a fan, nor do i feel that it's one of my strengths to open up a large restaurant. it's just not something that i enjoy. i like to be able to see everything that's happening. >> reporter: to ensure a sense of order with three businesses in one space, christensen staggered each opening to let staff acclimate. >> i think it would have been physically -- first physically
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 2:30am PDT
made us think about the question, are you doing anything, even inadvertently, to scare off your customers? we want to show you a few things you could be doing better. so i ask you, what does a carnival freak show performer have in common with a modern sales professional? maybe more than you think. who better than a seasoned carney to show us how to seal the deal? when the moon comes up and the fog rolls in and the crowd arrives, the freak show begins. [ laughter ] >> oh, yeah, good times. >> the entertainment that i do is something unlike what you would normally see in an everyday situation. i do a little bit of fire eating, fire breathing. i hammer a nail into the center of my face, drill myself in the face with a power drill. >> seth carny of boston, massachusetts, is an old school carnival performer with an old school carnival knack for separating people from their money. >> at the carnival, we had a little running joke that it cost $2 to get in and $7 more to get out because the $2 admission to get in covered our expenses to be on the lot, but the inside money from the pitch
MSNBC
Nov 17, 2012 2:30am PST
experience they got was the exact same. >> they wanted input from us, of course and we're welcoming it. >> msw's owners pride themselves on make being their business more personal than others like it. >> it's something we always offered to people. you have customers that want to take a very active part. you want them to be involved and happy in the decisions they are making now i want goes beyond just answering phone calls or suggesting designs for residential and commercial clients. >> have had customers that have sat down and they actually go we me through the building process. and it gives them a sense of ownership. they own that design. >> the hope is to give clients as many opportunities as possible to provide feedback because it's good for business. >> i think it's very important to listen and be in tune with your customers. >> the involvement of msw customers is key to its cash flow. i want reduces the chances of making a product that a customer doesn't want. >> you'll have the person that will come in and it will be hours and then they will decide on something, then they com
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